Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Animator Spotlight: Toshiharu Sugie

I briefly touched upon my thoughts on Toshiharu Sugie in my Fairy Tail Animation Analysis a while back but now that i've had a lot of time to analyse his style i feel it's time i extrapolated upon my opinion of him. To start off here is the first of the series of sakuga MAD's i made of his work.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

DC Animated Movie Reviews Part 1: Telecom Animation Film

WB Animation have  been consistently putting out a lot of entertaining cartoons and movies for a while now. Their adaptations of DC Comics properties in particular have been some of their best efforts with their latest classic being Batman: Assault on Arkham (a.k.a. a pretty fantastic Suicide Squad movie that just happens to feature Batman). Not all their projects have been up to par but for the most part they have been enjoyable. Now looking at the series of animated features they've been producing for several years at this point (starting with Superman: Doomsday), one would wonder how there can be such a difference in quality from Justice League: War to Son of Batman. The credits of these movies will reveal to any intrepid fan that to put out the number of movies they do a year it only makes sense that they would outsource to multiple different studios. Therein lies my interest. Each studio has a different style with my favourite at the moment being Moi Animation who (mostly) never disappoint. They however aren't the only good studio WB Animation has at their disposal. More after the customary video.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Psycho Pass Season 2 broke my poor little heart ...

After Psycho Pass Season 2 was announced, i like others was quite excited about the thought of another adventure in this cyberpunk world Gen Urobuchi created. In retrospect i should have been more worried that Tow Ubukata was the dude chosen to handle this season while Urobuchi worked on the movie. Ubukatas track record when it comes to anime writing isn't the best but then again neither is Urobuchi's since the nigga did write that clusterfuck, Blassreiter. More thoughts after the jump along with spoilers.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Top 10 Favourite Cuts (Animated Sequences) of 2014

Well that certainly quite a year for anime. It has to have been one of the better years in recent memory. There were lots of great shows on and lots of great animators doing some of their best work. We saw Studio Mir put out their most work in a single year, MOI Animation produce 2 good looking DC animated movies, Space Dandy be a thing, The Boondocks go down in flames, Black Dynamite return in spectacular fashion and lots more. There was so much good work produced this year that it was incredibly hard to choose what to include in this list. Now like last year, the 3 simple rules i set for myself are as follows:
  • I have to have watched the show (no just seeing a cool clip on sakugabooru, i have to have watched a good amount of the thing).
  • The show must have aired this year (only episodes of a continuing show that aired this year count).
  • One sequence per show.
Warning before we continue, there will be spoilers for many shows including but not limited to Korra, Space Dandy, Hunter X Hunter, Noragami, Naruto Shippuden and more. Now without further adieu.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Thoughts on Aldnoah Zero, Tokyo Ghoul and Terror in Resonance

This past summer anime season was the first in a while that I watched more than 4 airing shows at the same time. That was thanks mostly to the fact that some really good directors all had shows come out at the same time. Just to clarify I won't be covering all the shows I watched in this post cause Hunter X Hunter I'll cover in a long in depth post sometime down the line but I was following this list of shows:

  • Aldnoah Zero
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Space Dandy
  • Hunter X Hunter
  • Terror in Resonance
  • Akame ga Kill
  • Sword Art Online 2
  • Jojos Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Those were just the ones I was actively making sure to watch as soon as a new episode was out. Theres also One Piece and Naruto but I'm currently in a on off relationship with those 2 shows so my viewing was spotty at best. Now lets take a look at my final thoughts on the 3 shows name checked in the post title.